The International Press Institute (IPI) said on Friday that there was still no justice for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul in 2018.
“Three years ago tomorrow, Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Still no justice for this heinous act. Saudi Arabia and MBS suffered no significant consequences. But we haven’t forgotten. The IPI network demands justice, ”the IPI said on Twitter, referring to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
“The IPI Global Network strongly condemns the continued impunity in this matter and we continue to demand full responsibility for this atrocious act,” said Scott Griffen, Deputy Director of the IPI.
He said the Saudi regime, “a longtime ally of Western countries, suffered no significant consequences for the brazen elimination of a critical journalist.”
Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist, was brutally murdered and possibly dismembered after being lured by Saudi officials into their consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. While Riyadh initially denied any role in his death, he went on to sought to blame what he said was a botched rendition operation.
This explanation has been widely rejected.